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April 27, 2019 ∙ 6pm ∙ Cloverdale Agriplex

17798 62 Ave, Surrey, BC


Bright Lights in the Country


We are delighted to bring ‘One Night In’ to the beautiful Fraser Valley - where the traditions of agricultural farming and backyard barbecues merge seamlessly with fresh urban lifestyle and culinary fare. 

Known for its people, generous of spirit with a heartfelt commitment to community, ‘The Valley’ is the perfect place to host a Gala in support of BC children with special needs. 

We hope this night, filled with bright lights and bright faces, will create a lifetime of memories for our guests, a deeper connection in our community and a future filled with opportunity for all Variety kids.


Event Details

Date:  Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time:  6pm Reception  |  7:30pm Dinner

Location:  Cloverdale Agriplex  |  17798 Ave, Surrey, BC

Early Bird Tickets (On or before January 31, 2019):

Single  $199  |  Corporate Table  $3,500

Tickets (After January 31, 2019):

Single  $249  | Corporate Table  $3,500

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With Special Guest dallas Smith

“One Night In” series, benefitting Variety - the Children’s Charity, is returning for its third year. This time, we are packing the wagon and heading out of the city, laying our red carpet at the iconic Cloverdale Agriplex in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Guests will enjoy a private concert by Platinum-selling Country star and CMA’s Male Artist of the Year 2018, Dallas Smith (, and a specially curated, country-style menu provided by Blank Canvas Catering, a division of the Fraser Valley’s own, Joseph Richard Group

Visit our authentic saloons for select spirit tastings, kick off your boots in our country lounge and dance the night away under the bright lights of the big stage! Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of premium country, while enjoying the casual, relaxed atmosphere that can only be found in ‘The Valley.’ Best of all, every ounce of country fun you have, whether you’re bidding at the auction or sampling our whiskey, means you are helping a young person shine their light even brighter. 

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Anna Mullens

Anna Mullens is a Chopra Certified Instructor, Professional Coach & Consultant, Event Producer and Motivational Speaker. She is also founder of the Anam Soul Centre - a bustling coaching practise and workshop space located in Langley, B.C. - and owner of The Unapologetically Her Show, an internationally recognized women’s movement.

Renowned for her vision and leadership, Anna is often recognized for her ability to create and inspire change. Though her work spans multiple modalities, Anna's unapologetic mission remains the same: to inspire deeper, more meaningful connection and help bring the daily struggles of those with special needs out from behind closed doors. Read More

2019 Gala Committee

Kathy Buchanan

Annie Christiaens

Jessika Houston

Nicole Krahn

Erin Labbe

Karli Lazenby

Melanie Marsolais

Kristy Powers

Janelle Stoehr

Ashley McIver

Nicole Stel


At Blank Canvas Catering, our world class culinary team features Culinary Director Sean Cousins, Executive Chef Andy Slinn, JRG Corporate Chef David Jorge (MasterChef Canada winner) and a team of experienced catering professionals provide first-class event and catering experiences. We are committed to only providing the very best in all aspects of your event and love what we do. From a personal celebration or casual cocktail party, to an over the top wedding reception or exquisite fine-dining corporate event, our flexible and innovative approach ensures that your every need is catered to with superb food and impeccable service.

Our food sets the tone. We work closely with our clients to create the perfect menu and we’re happy to customize preferences including special dietary needs. We have strong partnerships with our suppliers and we ensure the highest quality of all that we offer. Our menus are designed to use the most sustainable, seasonal and local produce available.

We pride ourselves on serving food with the highest level of service. We have the skills and experience to oversee every detail of your event to ensure it’s an outstanding success. We provide new ways to savour fine food with a creative vision and flawless organization.

We put our heart and soul into everything we do and work tirelessly to create truly memorable experiences!




For Immediate Release

December 3, 2018